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  • A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Godel and Einstein

    By Palle Yourgrau

    Our Price: $24.94
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465092949
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: February 2006
    It is a widely known but little considered fact that Albert Einstein and Kurt Godel were best friends for the last decade and a half of Einstein's life. The two walked home together from Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study every day; they shared ideas about physics, philosophy, politics, and the lost world of German science in which they had grown up. By 1949, Godel had produced a remarkable proof: In any universe described by the Theory of Relativity, time cannot exist. Einstein endorsed this result-reluctantly, since it decisively overthrew the classical world-view to which he was committed. But he could find no way to refute it, and in the half-century since then, neither has anyone else. Even more remarkable than this stunning discovery, however, was what happened afterward: nothing. Cosmologists and philosophers alike have proceeded with their work as if Godel's proof never existed-one of the greatest scandals of modern intellectual history. A World without Time is a sweeping, ambitious book, and yet poignant and intimate. It tells the story of two magnificent minds put on the shelf by the scientific fashions of their day, and attempts to rescue from undeserved obscurity the brilliant work they did together.
  • Eight White Nights: A Novel

    By Andre Aciman

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312680565
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: February 2011
    A young man goes to a Christmas Party in Upper Manhattan where a woman introduces herself with three simple words: “I am Clara.” Over the following seven days, they meet every evening at the cinema. Overwhelmed yet cautious, he treads softly. The tension between them builds gradually – marked by ambivalence, hope, and distrust – culminating in a final scene on New Year’s Eve charged with magic and passion. 360p.
  • The Pillar of Salt

    By Albert Memmi

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807083277
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Published: February 1992
    Alexandre Benillouche, a boy of Italian Jewish and Berber descent, struggles for identity and survival in the ghettos of war-torn Tunisia
  • The Time of Our Singing

    By Richard Powers

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312422189
    • Publisher: Picador / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: January 2004
    On Easter Day, 1939, at Marian Anderson's epochal concert on the Washington Mall, David Strom, a German Jewish emigre scientist meets Delia Daley, a young Philadelphia black woman studying to be a singer. Their mutual love of music draws them together, and - against all odds and better judgment - they marry. They vow to raise their children beyond time, beyond identity, steeped only in song. Jonah, Joseph, and ruth grow up, however, during the Civil Rights era, coming of age in the violent 1960s, and living out adulthood in the racially retrenched late century. 631p.
  • The Winning of the West: From the Alleghenies to the Mississippi

    By Theodore Roosevelt

    Our Price: $22.46
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781629143842
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
    • Published: May 2015